The above decision by the Board of Directors reflects the positive trend in the bank’s financial results for the first nine months of 2005. During this period,
The interim dividend amounts to half of the total dividend per share (€0.72) distributed by the Bank for the fiscal year 2004. It should be noted that the owners of the shares to be issued as a result of the Bank’s merger with the Greek Progress Fund S.A, will also receive the interim dividend. The Board of Directors will make a future announcement regarding the ex-interim dividend date and the commencement of the interim dividend payment.